Lin Heung Tea House 蓮香樓

Dim Sum Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant · Central District
160-164 Wellington St, Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Closed until 6:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–11:00 PM
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Ross H.
    "old style and did battle for the freshest"(4 Tips)
    Jzin T.
    "... restaurant that serves traditional dim sum complete with an old lady pushing a cart..."(3 Tips)
    Eewei C.
    "trolleys of food come out of the kitchen."(6 Tips)
    "You need to go to the push carts before it reaches you."(2 Tips)
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  • dim sum
  • old style
  • authentic
  • lively
  • tea
  • breakfast food
  • casual
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for groups
  • dumplings
  • liver
  • good for a late night
  • duck
  • cake
  • pork
  • eggs
  • yum cha
  • sausage
  • soup
  • Jenny L.

    Ultimate old school dim sum experience. Find your own seats and fight for the freshest dim sum when the trolley first pushed out. Lin Yung Bao (loutus seed bun) is as authentic as it gets.

    Jenny Lo · 2 days ago
  • Jiaxian

    You need to go to the push carts before it reaches you. If not the good foods might run out!

    Jiaxian · 2 weeks ago
  • Kent S.

    Best old school dim sum.Famous duck leg soup rice is gone quick,usually around 11am, so ask for it asa you sit down. Lk4 cards with lots of stamps to see whos' almost done and wait 4their seats.

    Kent So · October 28
  • Rachel

    Authentic taste of dim sum! Full of elderly that makes me feel like I'm watching HK dramas 😂 love the 蛋散 and the environment 😍 bird cages brings extra retro feelings!

    Rachel · October 25
  • Joyce I.

    Amazing Chinese dishes with no service charge all day! Must try

    Joyce Ip · September 23
  • cwh

    best bao I have ever had - chicken, pork, egg, sausage all contained inside a fluffy cloud of dough

    cwh · September 15
  • Rozan D.

    Nice local restaurant in HK.Mainly populated by locals.Dim Sum (dumplings) is the speciality. If you come with a local or sit at a table with locals who speak English and could help you is better.

    Rozan Débo · June 27
  • Qingxun

    Dim sum is the best

    Qingxun · June 14
  • Greg C.

    If you're looking for a traditional tea house this is the spot.

    Greg Cal · April 29
  • pohty

    This is not a place you should be shy at! Locals say the 猪润烧卖 (pig liver siew mai) and 烧腩卷 (roasted meat and yam in bun) here are rarely found at other places now. 马来糕 (steamed cake) is nice!

    pohty · April 28
  • Tee C.

    Love the retro style good food for local sense

    Tee Chaipamorn · April 9
  • Terence C.

    Good feeling of old times of the city.

    Terence Chan · March 13
  • William K.

    A tradition HK old style tea house which has been famous for decades. The food they sell is ok, I suppose people come for the nostalgia feel instead of the food.

    William Kan · March 13
  • Steph C.

    Old school yum cha but the dimsums not particularly good.

    Steph Chan · February 6
  • Michelle L.

    Old-Styled Dim Sum place

    Michelle Loh · January 19
  • Michelle L.

    Dim Sum finish very fast! Please grab as much as you needed before she leaves..

    Michelle Loh · January 19
  • Michelle L.

    Steamed bun - Tai Pao

    Michelle Loh · January 19
  • Michelle L.

    Steamed DimSum - Siew Mai

    Michelle Loh · January 19
  • Michelle L.

    Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun

    Michelle Loh · January 19
  • Michelle L.

    The crowd - You'll end up sharing table with others if you come in pairs..well, that's the HK style..

    Michelle Loh · January 19
  • Michelle L.

    Take the stairs up to the busy dim sum hall

    Michelle Loh · January 19
  • Vivian L.

    Long wait any time of the day. Have to get a seat yourself. Great authentic dimsum.

    Vivian Lam · January 17
  • Wesley B.

    Dim sum like it's been done for centuries

    Wesley Bliss · January 5
  • Kyla L.

    So crowded, hectic vibe, bad service, food is ordinary. Maybe this famous old-fashioned style of yum cha is not my thing, I did not enjoy.

    Kyla Lam · January 2
  • Vansi

    Gotta be proactive to get your table and food!

    Vansi · December 29, 2014
  • Yusheng

    Absolute pandemonium here. You have to be aggressive or you'll never get what you want to eat.

    Yusheng · December 23, 2014
  • Jzin T.

    Sheung Wan MTR Exit E2 Tel: +852 25444556 (Queue up very early) Opening Hours: 6am – 11pm

    Jzin T · November 20, 2014
  • Jzin T.

    An old-school family style restaurant that serves traditional dim sum complete with an old lady pushing a cart around densely packed tables.

    Jzin T · November 20, 2014
  • LaLa

    Super local traditional food in Hong Kong. HIGHLY recommended for the real HK experience

    LaLa · November 4, 2014
  • Alexander W.

    Great tee.

    Alexander Winblad · October 31, 2014
  • Christopher P.

    An old-fashioned dimsum place. Just remember that the food does not come to you. You must go after it.

    Christopher Pestano · October 5, 2014
  • Johann T.

    If u wanna have fresh food just out of the kitchen, then go fighting, and take care. A special experience, visit this old-fashioned dim sum restaurant!

    Johann Tsai · September 23, 2014
  • Jean Y.

    Open at 6am. Come early around 8am for a seat, take ur time and enjoy the dimsum and tea. Nobody will rush u off here. won't be able to find a seat easily if u come late.

    Jean Yong · September 3, 2014
  • Mar L.

    Dim sum is great but get there early brcause by the end it's just sweet stuff

    Mar L. · August 20, 2014
  • Yujun X.

    its totally LOUD and hard to find available seat. Anyway, it's old style dim-sum and surprised us specially!

    Yujun Xu · August 16, 2014
  • 高手놀리밑™

    One of the few remaining Traditional (in trolley) style dim sum places left

    高手놀리밑™ · August 8, 2014
  • Mitya U.

    Come here for the great food and nice local atmosphere.

    Mitya Ustinov · May 7, 2014
  • Aids T.

    To each his own in this dimsum jungle, but definitely worth the "fight". Pork buns and those dumplings with liver were delicious!

    Aids Tecson · February 4, 2014
  • Sveta N.

    Pigeon is strongly reccommended! True authentic chinese cuisine, prices are more than reasonable.

    Sveta Naumova · January 8, 2014
  • Ric C.

    You need to be issued a order card before you can start ordering. Find a seat and beakon to the waiter to serve tea and issue the order card. They will naturely come to you once you are seated !

    Ric Chung · December 31, 2013
  • Yong P.

    Traditional Tim Sum but not very nice food.

    Yong Patrick · December 12, 2013
  • Sean Lim 小.

    Crowded (one table seated with 3 different groups of ppl)。NOISY and the best part is one have to chase the dimsum push cart to get the dimsum u want, if not, semua kena sapu habis dgn sekelip mata.

    Sean Lim 小林方正 · December 1, 2013
  • Kwun Y.

    Nice food with reasonable price. Come here if you want to try an original Cantonese dim sum tea house. It's been in Hong Kong since 1926!!

    Kwun Yeung · November 24, 2013
  • Trevor

    Searing florescent lights. No buns in the evening.

    Trevor · September 30, 2013
  • Jay L.

    Hakaw is a must try!

    Jay Lim · September 28, 2013
  • Wai Yee Venus C.

    One of my favourite Chinese restaurants. Yummy food, cozy environment — beautiful oriental calligraphy hang on the wall, and with funny, charisma grey hair waiters :-)

    Wai Yee Venus Chung · August 22, 2013
  • Gigi Y.

    Bad service. Never come back!!!

    Gigi Yip · July 27, 2013
  • Pat L.

    Nice food 正!

    Pat Li · July 26, 2013
  • Ross H.

    One of the oldest tea houses in Hong Kong and each day they still serve an endless flow of diners. We enjoyed the tea poured old style and did battle for the freshest of the dim sum off the trolley.

    Ross Hill · May 28, 2013
  • Dora T.

    Each person has a a specific job here. Sometimes the dim sum masters come out for a breather. DON'T ask them to pour you more water. It's demeaning and they will give you shiieet.

    Dora T · May 24, 2013

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